How to live in Berlin without a balcony or garden but still get your green fix? I compensate by visiting the Prinzessinnengärten, chat regularly with our local flower vendor at Chamissoplatz and attempt to grow herbs in our office. I am constantly impressed and thankful for the people who find solutions in this concrete jungle we live in. So I was very happy to discover that there are more alternatives to get your urban dose of gardening. I found Infarm in a dark backyard and was immediately intrigued by their large walls covered with greens and vegetables growing in water instead of soil under LED lights. All inside! Walking into an open kitchen, I sat at a communal table and enjoyed their freshly harvested veggies – inspired by salt and fire the chef revealed – beautifully displayed on a sheet of paper. After approaching the people there I learned more about their project, dinner events and how I can grow my own micro-greens … at home. Support their campaign until the 13th of June and get your “Microgreen Growing Kit” to start farming today. (Photos: Merav Moody)
Elin S. Kann has lived in Kreuzberg without a balcony since 2011, is a digital producer and managing director at Acne and currently exploring the offline lifestyle with her son Teo.